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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

Offensive lineman Robert Valencia granted one more year of eligibility at Washington State

Robert Valencia made the first start of his career in what was supposed to be his last game at Washington State, but now the offensive lineman will have another year …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Dates set for spring camp at Washington State; details for Crimson and Gray game revealed

Gage Gubrud will don the blue practice jersey at Washington State for the first time on March 21, and fans wishing to observe the Cougars’ impending quarterback competition will have …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Robert Franks collected three awards Monday for his efforts in Washington State’s road sweep of the Arizona schools and followed up with a fourth on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

How we voted: ACC’s quality revealed once again in second meeting between heavyweights Duke, Virginia

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Robert Franks grabs weekly awards from NCAA, Pac-12 after leading Washington State to road sweep

The Pac-12 award is handed out weekly throughout the three-month long regular season, but it’d been more than three years since a WSU player was recognized. Franks became the first …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

Transcript: Washington State coach Mike Leach offers his thoughts on Eastern Washington transfer QB Gage Gubrud

The Cougars got possibly their best news of the offseason Saturday morning, when Washington State announced that former Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud had been granted a medical hardship waiver …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Gage Gubrud transfer saga ends on positive note: ex-EWU QB finalizes move to WSU

After a long and at times strenuous process for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, Gubrud finally got the clarity he was looking for Saturday. The former …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Five impressions: How Robert Franks, Marvin Cannon and strong perimeter D helped Washington State stun Arizona State in Tempe

Even if the result doesn’t change the course of their season, it gave the Cougars their first win outside of Beasley Coliseum and broke up a stretch that had seen …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew collects Male Sports Star of the Year award

Gardner Minshew took a break from his rigorous pre-NFL Draft training in Florida to collect the Male Sports Star of the Year, presented Thursday by the Seattle Sports Commission at …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud denied medical redshirt, sixth year of eligibility now in question

The Spokesman-Review learned through multiple sources that former FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist Gage Gubrud had his medical redshirt denied by the NCAA, which would prevent him …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

How we voted: For third consecutive week, it’s Tennessee, Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga on top

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

High school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz commits to Washington State

Sheetz doesn’t list any other Power Five offers, according to 247Sports, but held other FBS offers from Air Force, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee State, Tulane, Troy, USF and …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Washington State, USC looking to reboot their offenses Saturday at Beasley Coliseum

Five teams sit between USC (12-9, 5-3) and Washington State (8-13, 1-7) in the league standings entering a 4 p.m. showdown at Beasley Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks), but while their season …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard, James Williams will make up Washington State’s contingent at NFL Combine

Washington State will send a prolific quarterback, an All-American left tackle and a Swiss Army knife running back to next month’s NFL Scouting Combine.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State negotiates contract extensions with coach Mike Leach, DC Tracy Claeys

On the heels of a banner season, Washington State’s offensive and defensive play-callers both received votes of confidence from the school administration Wednesday afternoon through contract extensions.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

How we voted: John Calipari’s Kentucky on the move after reeling off two more Top 25 wins

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Washington State wide receiver, special teams contributor Kainoa Wilson leaves program

A school official confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Monday that Kainoa Wilson, a 5-foot-11, 169-pound inside receiver is no longer with the Cougars. Cougfan.com was the first to notice Wilson’s absence …


Washington State receives commitment from junior college offensive tackle Jimmy Price

Still looking to replenish on its offensive line, Washington State received a commitment from a junior college offensive tackle Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Board of Regents gives Washington State approval to move forward with $10 million baseball project

Coach Marty Lees and Washington State got an important nod of approval Friday as they continue to play catch-up in the Pac-12 Conference’s baseball facilities arms race.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

South coach Kyle Shanahan praises quarterbacks’ ability to learn on the fly at Senior Bowl

Shanahan’s bunch this week includes Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, along with West Virginia’s Will Grier, Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham. All four split snaps evenly as the South …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

A longtime left tackle, Washington State’s Andre Dillard briefly enters new world (right tackle) at Senior Bowl

Andre Dillard was less than 10 yards away from home, but in a completely new world Thursday at the Senior Bowl.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Yet another reunion for quarterback companions Trace McSorley, Gardner Minshew at Senior Bowl

The Washington State and Penn State quarterbacks represent one-fourth of the signal-callers hoping to enhance their NFL Draft profiles this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson becomes fourth Washington State assistant in four years to leave Cougars for Oregon

Next season, Washington State coach Mike Leach will face an Oregon team now featuring three of his former assistants.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew brings big arm, massive hands to Reese’s Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl participants were weighed and measured before they headed to the podium for media interviews Tuesday morning. For the pro clubs that place stock in the length and width …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

How we voted: A chaotic week for the elite as top-10 teams win 11 times, lose seven more

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Minshew’s magic 13: One defining play from each of Gardner Minshew’s games as Washington State quarterback

Now that the most productive season by a Washington State quarterback is over, it’s time to look back at some of its highlights. Here are 13 of them – one …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew selected as one of seven finalists for Lombardi Award

The six other finalists for the award are Oregon safety Ugo Amadi, Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, Alabama offensive tackle …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

After four-game absence, Washington State’s Robert Franks cleared to play against Cal

Either the Cougars (7-9, 0-3) or Golden Bears (5-11, 0-4) will claim their first Pac-12 win and end an extended losing streak when the teams go head to head in …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

How we voted: Sturdy defense propelling Virginia once again – possibly to nation’s top ranking next week

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …